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8WayRun.Com - Media Library
Mod Version: 4.1.7, by Jaxel (Coder) Jaxel is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (131 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 916
Released: 17 Apr 2010 Last Update: 27 Oct 2010 Downloads: 7899
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This is a new modification, spawning from the old VB 3.x Video Directory modifications.
For all intents and purposes, both my old Video Directory Remixed mod, and Survivor's original Video Directory mod have been discontinued. Neither of us are maintaining these older versions, they will not receive any future updates and we will not be providing any support. This version has a new name because it has been completely rewritten from scratch and is not being built on Survivor's old code. Because of this, if you are upgrading to this new version, from the old version, be sure to read this entire post in order to understand the upgrade process.

What is this mod?
Simply put, this mod is a directory for media. It supports URL inputs, in order to extract meta data and directorize media into a simple and easy to understand library. Users can add their favorite media from a select few online distribution centers (such as Youtube or Vimeo) and categorize and tag them as they see fit. This mod offers rudimentary support for the hosting of local media. An administrator can upload a media to the /customVID/ (default) directory; then add the media to the library using the URL code of "local:filename". Media hosted locally will be displayed using JWPlayer, but will not provide meta data, so that kind of information will need to be entered manually.

Demo:
http://www.8wayrun.com/media.php

Features:
  • Integrated directly into the vBulletin user database and product manager.
  • Fully phrased and built on tempaltes for easy re-skinning and styling.
  • Simple to use administration features and usergroup permission settings.
  • Landing page with the most recent, most popular and highest rated media.
  • Ability to add media into a single category, while adding multiple tags.
  • Ability to browse media through categories, tags, and user contributions.
  • Summary tag cloud with a link to the entire list of tags in the system.
  • Comment and rating system based on AJAX including graceful degredation.
  • Individual RSS Feeds for newest videos, categories, tags and user media.
  • Search function for titles and descriptions.
Installation:
If you are upgrading from before version 1.1, please install that version first.
  1. Upload all the files in the "upload" directory of the attached zip file to your forum root.
  2. CHMOD the /customVID/thumbs/ directory to full read/write/execute 777 permissions.
  3. CHMOD the /customVID/sitemap/ directory to full read/write/execute 777 permissions.
  4. Import the product file called "product-medialibrary.xml" in the Product Manager of vBulletin.
  5. Set your usergroup permissions and media library settings in your administration control panel.
  6. OPTIONAL: Enable the "Generate XML Media Sitemap" scheduled task in your administration control panel.

    NOTES: Make sure you decide what you wish to use for your thumbnail quality setting. By default, thumbnails are saved at 50% quality. At 50%, thumbnails will only be 2kb in size, but at the expense of quality. At 100%, thumbnails will be about 15kb in size, but will have the highest quality. I recommend setting it to 80%, which would leave thumbnails at 5kb in size with still excellent quality.

    Every time you change your thumbnail quality setting, you will need to run the "Rebuild Media Thumbnails" to see any changes.
Upgrading from VDR:
  1. The "video*" tables from your previous installation of VDR need to exist in your database.
  2. Enable the "media ADMIN import" plugin in the plugin manager of your control panel.
  3. Run the "Import Media from VDR" process in your update counters menu in maintenance.
  4. Disable the "media ADMIN import" plugin in the plugin manager of your control panel.
  5. Run the "Rebuild Media Thumbnails" process in your update counters menu in maintenance.
  6. You may now uninstall VDR once you confirm everything has been imported as intended.

    NOTES: You will mostly likely get at least one error while rebuilding media thumbnails...

    When you get an error, click the details link for that media. If the media displays some sort of error such as "This video has been removed" or "This video no longer exist", then that means that media is gone and you'll be unable to generate a thumbnail for that particular media. Use the available options on that media's detail page to DELETE it from your library. Then go back to your browser window which is rebuilding thumbnails and click the "retry from this position" link.

    If you got an error for a media, but after clicking the details link you can find no obvious error with the video; then the error could have just been a simple syn/ack failure. Just click the "retry from this position" link and the system will try to rebuild that thumbnail again.
Known Bugs:
There is a conflict with this modification and some of Valter's VSA modifications that will prevent navbar permissions from being handled correctly. I don't know exactly who's fault it is; but I'm pretty sure there are no errors in my code that would be causing this problem. There is a work around for this however.

Admin Control Panel > Plugins & Products > Plugin Manager > "media NAVTAB"

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Old 26 Apr 2012, 20:10
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Does anyone have an updated XML for the updated blip service? Thanks in advance!
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Old 26 Apr 2012, 22:50
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Originally Posted by Killerhands View Post
Does anyone have an updated XML for the updated blip service? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01 May 2012, 05:57
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Originally Posted by marccap View Post
Hopefully this will be simple but need some help.

Ive done all the uploads etc and stuck on step (5) Set your usergroup permissions and media library settings in your administration control panel. i cannot find the permissions and ive updated the navtab code also.

Any clues?
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Nope not showing anywhere when I edit my admin user group. im using 4.1.12 so not sure if that changes anything?
Originally Posted by marccap View Post
No doesnt come up. I wonder what ive missed. I'll re-check everything. Thanks for your help so far
Pretty sure it has to do with the Navbar mod.. (do you have that installed.?) You have to turn it off to make changes.
I just gave up, & so now whenever i want to make changes i turn the navbar mod off, make changes, then turn that mod back on.

As vB moves on this mod gets more & more useless, im thinking its time for a new mod that is built for 4.1.x
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Old 01 May 2012, 07:24
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Originally Posted by michal72 View Post
Hit my sig

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I tried it but I still get that the value is invalid

I'm trying to paste this link in: http://blip.tv/tribescast/void-vs-ep...atch-3-6120025

and it's not parsing it. :-\ I feel like I'm doing something wrong.
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Old 01 May 2012, 08:46
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Originally Posted by Killerhands View Post
I tried it but I still get that the value is invalid

I'm trying to paste this link in: http://blip.tv/tribescast/void-vs-ep...atch-3-6120025

and it's not parsing it. :-\ I feel like I'm doing something wrong.
You are absolutely right. There was a problem with names having digits.
Please try again with a new version of xml file.
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Old 02 May 2012, 18:19
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Upgraded my test board to 4.1.12 and so far this mod seems to work 100% with no issues yet found!
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Old 03 May 2012, 20:07
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I'm not having very much like with youtube.com links I get: Media URL contained invalid data.
I have downloaded and updated (YouTu.be.xml) but I still get invalid data, is there something else I'm missing?

"blip.tv" is working okay
"ustream.tv" is working okay

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Old 04 May 2012, 09:49
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I'm not sure if dev is still monitoring the thread but I wanted to give a bug report, regarding:
Known Bugs:There is a conflict with this modification and some of Valter's VSA modifications that will prevent navbar permissions from being handled correctly. I don't know exactly who's fault it is; but I'm pretty sure there are no errors in my code that would be causing this problem. There is a work around for this however.
This is not limited to Valter's VSA modifications hack. For some reason it happens to show up without that hack as well and with no particular reason:

function media_permissions() are called inside media NAVTAB hook in process_templates_complete. Right before this function is called there (line $perms = media_permissions(); ) $permissions['medialibperms'] is 127 as it should be.

When script passes control to function, $permissions is global'ed as it should be. So one expects $permissions['medialibperms'] value to be 127 as it is not inherited from called script but it is then 0! It is really weird and I couldn't find time to dig into it but I simply bypassed it by declaring $permissions['medialibperms'] = 127; inside media_permissions() function which fixed the bug for me. (Dev's solution didn't btw)

If hack is updated, this requires an attention though so I'm reporting it for dev.
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Old 05 May 2012, 11:39
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Why when I add description , when I submit the media, it says 'changes made in the description will be lost or stay on this page'
If I put 0 descriptions, then minimum 5 words or something.

So in the end I couldn't post anything. Help please.
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Old 05 May 2012, 12:10
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there ara two fixes. one for description, second one for comments. hit my signature.
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Old 05 May 2012, 12:22
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Replace in all 8 WR Media templates:

Where can I find the media templates? More details please..

Also, why when I click Category or Services, it directs to 404 error page. I suspect it has to do with URL settings..or htaccess.
I've added the .htaccess / copy pasted the codes inside my htaccess..yet it worked..then after I change some settings like enable sitemap. Then it shows 404 error again.

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Old 05 May 2012, 12:47
michal72 michal72 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dotatalk View Post
Replace in all 8 WR Media templates:

Where can I find the media templates? More details please..
Go to AdminCP->Style and Templates->Serach in Templates

Search for: prepare_submit(this.inputname.value, {vb:raw vboptions.postminchars})

The result should be 4 tempaltes like 8WR_media_XXXXXXX in which you have to change the code
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Old 05 May 2012, 12:54
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Originally Posted by michal72 View Post
Go to AdminCP->Style and Templates->Serach in Templates

Search for: prepare_submit(this.inputname.value, {vb:raw vboptions.postminchars})

The result should be 4 tempaltes like 8WR_media_XXXXXXX in which you have to change the code
Yeah, there are 4 templates there, and I changed the codes for all the templates my website is using.

The problem right now is when I click 'category' or administrative tab..it directs me here - http://www.mywebsite.com/forum/media/admin/cats
Instead of the url which has media.php?do=admin_cats something like that..
I managed to get it working when I first install it. Then I don't know why it suddenly starts to show errors again.
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Old 05 May 2012, 12:59
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Ahh nvm, solved it..I activated:
Should URLs within the media library be slugged for SEO? (htaccess required) to YES.

I'm not sure but it will create errors like I mentioned above.
The SEO friendly URL is not important though. The mod is working fine and perfect.
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Old 05 May 2012, 13:08
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Great!

Cheers
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